Scenic City Rides (Chattanooga)

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by SquirrelyGrl, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. SquirrelyGrl

    SquirrelyGrl Squirrely Girl

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    Thanks Kirk! :) I hope you be Janet are doing well :D
  2. MrTwisty

    MrTwisty Short Bus Cowboy

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    Happy belated birthday Squirrely. :freaky
  3. smr238

    smr238 Sam

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    Happy birthday
  4. ABHooligan

    ABHooligan The Flying Mythos

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    Anybody up for a ride Sunday afternoon? It's gonna be a beautiful, sunny day, with temps in the 70's (yeah:huh)!!!

    With all the rain this week, I was thinking maybe pound some pavement and stay out of the mud?

    Unless someone has a better suggestion, meet at the 'Spirit' gas station on Brown's Ferry Rd, exit 175 on I-24, at 12:30 EST (they have an ethanol-free pump). Have lunch before you come. I don't care what bike you bring 125cc scooter or Goldwing; no man/woman left behind. That being said, the guy with open-pipe Hardley must ride in the rear of the pack. We'll be back by dark.

    Hope to see someone there.
  5. SquirrelyGrl

    SquirrelyGrl Squirrely Girl

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    :ear

    Where you riding?

    I can move some plans over and meet you there at that gas station. I'll be on the DR tho, so don't make too much fun of me :rofl
    Anyone else?

    & Thanks guys! It was a great birthday! I hope y'all had a Merry Christmas!
  6. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    What, no dirt? In that case I'll probably pedal the mtb on some single track and work off those holiday calories. Motorcycles are what made me fat in the first place.:lol3
  7. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    I'll be mountain biking at White Oak Mtn in Collegedale. Anybody is welcome to join us.:deal I promise you'll have your tongue hanging out after 10+ miles.:wink:
  8. flux_capacitor

    flux_capacitor I know a shortcut!

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  9. SquirrelyGrl

    SquirrelyGrl Squirrely Girl

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    :rofl

    Hahaha!! Best laugh in a minute I've had! Hmmmm, you know Monte I just might get fray enough to join you on a ride. You goin during the week too? P
  10. ABHooligan

    ABHooligan The Flying Mythos

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    Welllllllllll...... If you feel that way about it, I can sprinkle in some dirt. Come on!
  11. DriftDragon

    DriftDragon Wanderer

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    Still have the kids... tried to negotiate time to join you guys today but no luck. I will have to wait it seems. I would also mountain bike but I know i would get left behind big time doing that! I need more skill on a.mountain bike, judt got a used one this summer and have not ridden it much.

    I envy you guys today! The sun is out in force.
  12. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    Anybody up for some dual sport riding tomorrow? Might head south into North GA. Post up if interested.
  13. MrTwisty

    MrTwisty Short Bus Cowboy

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    I can be persuaded.:deal

    When and where?:ear
  14. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    Check my post in the DOG thread.

    edit: Leaving the BP gas station at the corner of Ooltewah Ringgold rd & East Brainerd road at 9am to meet up with Mr. Twisty in Chatsworth if anybody wants to join. This will be a DS ride with plenty of dirt roads and twisty pavement.
  15. SquirrelyGrl

    SquirrelyGrl Squirrely Girl

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    Awe! Super jealous you boys are out today! I'll ride the DR to the store, since I've lucked out the past few days not being able to ride.

    Y'all have fun!
  16. Suppermotodd

    Suppermotodd Tag Thief

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    Happy New Year all you ADV Riders! :clap

    The weather is looking good later this week so when and Where.:ear
  17. TN3Sport

    TN3Sport East TN DS Rider

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    Last day of the year to ride Houston Valley OHV was New Year's Eve.
    Four MX bikes and a pig (XR650L) took on wet, muddy, rocky, hilly trails.
    The riding started about 1pm and we were the last MX bikes to leave the park just after sunset.
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    No dual sports here, true MX bikes:
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    This downed tree required a reroute.
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    First casualty of the reroute... Shifter puncture into the case...
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    Some quick work with JB Weld on his bike and we were back on the trails in no time.
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    Another attempt at the reroute:
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    Finally, the pig makes an attempt at the reroute... When gravity gets the better of these top heavy bikes. Its best just to get out of the way and let it go...
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    It gets dark quick this time of year. We headed out of the heavy woods just as we lost sunlight. Then, the four MX bikes loaded up on trailers for a nice heated ride home in their tow vehicles. The pig makes short but cold commute back to East Brainerd.
    With the exception of the reroute issues around the downed tree and one traction challenged hill, there was lots of high speed riding, sliding, and climbing. All in all a great day of riding.

    See ya Houston Valley when you reopen April 1, 2013.
  18. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    Great Houston Valley RR Steve.:clap Looks like y'all had fun. I sold my 450exc in October and then you guys go buy dirt bikes.:becca Talk about great timing.
  19. MrTwisty

    MrTwisty Short Bus Cowboy

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    You need to get another one. :deal

    I've been hitting Moto Mountain on a regular basis with HP and Windy Gap thown in occasionally.
  20. TanasiRob

    TanasiRob Squid Emeritus

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    That guy with no helmet looked liked TroutRider there for a minute.